Obituaries

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Wallace, Mildred Gwendoline “Gwen”

May 28, 1937 – October 10, 2018
at the age of 81 years

Celebration of Life:  11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018, Fischer’s Funeral Services, reception to follow at Carlin Hall.
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved Gwen Wallace on October 10, 2018 at Shuswap Lake Hospital.
Born in Star City, Saskatchewan on May 28, 1937 to Karl and Hilda McIntyre, Gwen was the third of four children. She grew up on their family farm, living, breathing and loving their small town prairie life.  After her childhood in Star City, she moved a few times before landing in Kamloops, B.C. There she met and married Harold Garrett, and together they had six children. Gwen moved around throughout B.C. a few more times before finding a permanent community in Salmon Arm in 1968. In 1974 she got remarried to her soulmate Larry Wallace, after knowing him for eight years, and they moved to White Lake where they began building their beautiful life together.
Gwen worked as a teacher’s aide at Carlin School in the ‘70s and became well known as a safe haven for the students. Many showed up at her house, after school hours, either looking for a place to stay, for a meal, for advice, or just for a laugh and a visit. Even after her time at Carlin, she consistently opened her heart and her home to anyone in need. Her unwavering kindness and her willingness to help made her a truly rare and magical lady.
Her passions were creative and often involved getting her hands dirty: she was a fantastic baker, a skilled painter, and was forever digging around in her gardens. You could always find her barefoot in the flower beds, weeding, planting, or chasing away crows and squirrels. She loved to sit with a tea on her deck, listen to the songbirds, and enjoy the view of her yard. If she wasn’t outside, she was playing her piano, baking up something delicious, making jam, working away on a painting, or off on one of her beloved car-rides with Larry. She also thoroughly enjoyed attending and being a part of the Spiritualist Church of Salmon Arm – she made many wonderful friends there.
She was strong, incredibly tenacious, and feisty with an exquisite sense of humour and a warm, contagious smile. She was chock-full of stories, and loved to make a little mischief when she could – especially if it would make someone laugh or feel better. She was and will always be an influential, inspirational woman to all of her family and friends. There was truly no one like her.
Gwen was predeceased by her first husband Harold, her parents and her sisters. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Larry; her children Wanda (Bernard), Kelly (Brian), Shane, Tammy, Margot, and Kim; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Fischer’s Funeral Home, reception to follow at Carlin Hall.
A huge and heartfelt thank you goes out to Dr. Weicker and Dr. McKinnon, as well as the staff and nurses at Shuswap Lake Hospital – thank you all for caring deeply for her, and for being so kind and compassionate.

MacLeod, “Phil” Finlay

September 9, 1935 – September 24, 2018
at the age of 83 years

We will have a goodbye to Phil on Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2 p.m. at the Elks Hall, 3690 30 Street NE in Salmon Arm.  Please come to share memories.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Philip Finlay MacLeod.   He leaves behind his wife Pat, daughter Cathie (Barb), grandchildren Jenny, Trevor and great-grandson Liam; sisters Mary (Ervin), Janet (Bob) and brother Ian (Anne) of Toronto. 

Pat and Phil had 35 happy years together and enjoyed their retirement in the Shuswap area.  He loved crosswords, his cats, anything sci-fi and he was always up for a good conversation and debate.  He was a proud Canadian/Scotsman with a great sense of humor. Phil was a proud Member of Clan MacLeod and the Elks of Canada.

Brave to the end, Phil passed peacefully with his family by his side in the light of a beautiful harvest moon.

Always in our hearts.

Gardner, Erma Ileen

September 7, 1935 – October 3, 2018
at the age of 83 years

She requested that there be no formal service, but rather a tea with family and friends, to celebrate her life on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Chase, BC.

It is with great sadness that the family of Erma Ileen Gardner announce her sudden passing at her home in Chase, B.C. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the age of 83 years.
Erma was born on September 7, 1935 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan to Frank and Della Grundy.
Erma was a devoted, fun-loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was a friendly, happy person and saw the good in all people.  She opened her heart and willingly gave her time to other people. 
She went through life with dignity and grace. 
She was an avid craftsperson and spent many hours completing ceramics, knitting and painting projects.   She was an avid curler and spent her winters curling at the local rink and bonspieling out of town with her teammates.  As well, she eagerly helped out at the concession at the rink. 
Erma was a great cook and treated her family and friends to many good meals, fresh bread and buns and delicious desserts.   She spent countless hours canning and preserving produce from her garden in the summer months to ensure her family was well fed year round.
She loved playing cards and games and was a very competitive player and always a gracious winner.
 Erma is predeceased by her parents.  She leaves behind her husband of 62 years Wilfred Lorne Gardner, her three children Lorna Hanishewski and Larry (Darlene) Gardner, and Ron (Jennifer) Gardner and her brother Ken (Sharon) Grundy as well as 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
By request, Erma asked to be cremated and have her ashes buried at the cemetery in Chase, BC.  Internment will be a private family affair.   She requested that there be no formal service, but rather a tea with family and friends, to celebrate her life on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Chase, BC.

McElroy, “Terry” Therese Marie Jeanne

October 9, 1931 – September 29, 2018
at the age of 86 years

Celebration of Life: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Red Barn, 1226 Riverside Avenue, Sicamous, BC

Born in Valleyfield, Quebec to parents Armour and Grazella Reid. Terry grew up with four brothers: Marselle, Jacque, Jean, and Pierre. They lived in a area where they became bilingual. This gave Terry a career advantage where she held high profile jobs.

Through construction jobs in the 1950 & 1960’s in Quebec, she met and married her husband Bob in a northern community in Quebec. Terry is survived by husband Bob, two daughters: Linda Zulinick and JoAnne McElroy, along with three grandchildren Kris, Morgan, Bailey Julinick, and one great-grandson Noah.

Terry’s passions were cooking and entertaining. She published two cook books leaving as a legacy . She was admired by her friends and family and will be greatly missed.

Fothergill, Olga Delphine

September 20, 1920 – September 28, 2018
at the age of 98 years

Celebration of Life:  Friday, October 5, 2018, Broadview Evangelical Church, Salmon Arm

With sadness, the Fothergill family announces the passing of our mother Olga Fothergill of Salmon Arm at the age of 98 years. With joy we celebrate that she is now with her savior – Jesus and her husband Bill. Most of Olga’s life was filled with music: Hymns, Choirs, Operas, and much more, including touring the continents. In small mining towns mom and dad joined congregations to worship God and serve various Churches.

If asked, Olga could expertly describe World Series Baseball or World Tennis matches. If asked mom would fondly tell of gardens and animals in creation. Olga is resting form a long distance race which began in South Africa and finished well done in Canada.

Please call family at 250-838-0865 for ‘Celebration of Life’ gathering this week.

Bainbridge, Ernest Cyril

April 22, 1934 – September 27, 2018
at the age of 84 years

The family of Cyril Bainbridge would like to announce the peaceful passing of dad in his sleep on Sept. 27, 2018 at the age of 84 years.
Left to mourn are his loving wife of 61 years, Lorraine; children, Terry (Gina) of Kelowna, Glenn (Susan) of Salmon Arm and Cindy (Gord) of Salmon Arm as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren.
No service will be held.

 

Nobbs, Lyle Frank

May 15, 1937 – September 26, 2018
at the age of 81 years

It is with saddened hearts our family announces Lyle’s peaceful passing with his wife of almost 62 years, Lorraine, by his side.  He was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised on the family’s homesteaded farm in Dawson Creek, B.C., which included wheat, cattle, hogs, goats, horses, and chickens.  He would speak of getting rides home from school in tanks when the army was beginning construction of the Alaska Highway.  Lyle and Lorraine were married in 1957, started their family and in 1964 moved to Salmon Arm where he continued farming for a while, then went to work for the Department of Highways and stayed with privatized highway companies for 27 years until he retired.  He hated the colour purple and his family fondly remembers going on Christmas tree hunts, wading through snow to find the perfect tree, annual family vacations, and Sunday drives.  He enjoyed camping, current news events, listening to his scanner, following sports, and especially spending time with his family: his wife Lorraine; his three children: Shirley (husband Neil), Darrell (wife Lisa), Lyla (husband Barrie); six grandchildren: Caroline, Ryan, Colin, Nadine (husband Jake), Alyssa (husband Brad), Shawnee; three great grandchildren: Nicholas, Oliver, Dawson, and one on the way; his sister: Frances (husband Jose); and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Bertha.